Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum tied the franchise record with the great Larry Bird for 60 points against the San Antonio Spurs last night. With the Celtics trailing by as much as 32 points in the first half, Tatum scored 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime combined proving to everybody he’s one of the best young scorers in the league.
“It was a special night. Just being around guys, playing with guys you enjoy being around, and are happy for your success, we all see the hard work each and every one of us put in every day, so that when someone, myself or whoever it is, has a night like that, just to share that moment with them is special,” said Tatum after the game.
Tatum also talked about his team growth as of late.
“I think just the best part was obviously coming back and winning and just seeing everyone contribute … I think that just kind of shows the growth of our team, just everybody contributing, obviously down 30 points and just figuring out a way to win the game.”
Tatum didn’t shoot the best percentage with 20-37 from the field but stayed aggressive while adding eight rebounds and five assists. The Boston Celtics are currently 34-30 and 6th in the eastern conference.